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INFERNO

INFERNO

LANGUAGE: Spanish | SUBTITLES: English

Genre: Documentary
Running Time: 15:58
Year of production: 2018

SYNOPSIS

INFERNO delves into the heart and soul of Tultepec, Mexico - a town famous for its pyrotechnics industry. INFERNO is an explosive portrait of the lives of artisans and their families in the lead up to the festival of San Juan de Dios, when blazing revelry engulfs the town. Over 300 giant wooden bulls loaded with fireworks are set alight in the town square as an offering; it's a celebration of explosives for their life giving energy to a town that lives and dies molten in fire. Plunging head into the flames, INFERNO honours the spirit and passion of Tultepec’s community in celebrating life and death.

PRODUCTION AND DISTRIBUTION

Production Company: Patrick Fileti
Film exports/World sales: Gonella Productions

CAST

Vitter Leija Cabrera
Mariana Alvarado
Belén Concepcion Urban Cortes
Salvador Urban Ramirez
Silverio Pompa Tapia
Inocencia Gómez Santos
Jose Loreto Montiel Luna
Reyna Espino Martínez
Santiago Velazquez Cervantes
Francisco Cortes Urban
Maria Del Carmen Urban Solano
Jose Guadalupe Hernàndez Castillo
Edgar Martínez Urban
Pedro Rivero Vazquez
Gabriel Ivan Sanchez Rivero
Ramiro Ivan Sanchez Rivero
Alvaro Ivan Sanchez Rivero
Mia Amalia Ortega Vàzquez
Myriam Denisse López Ortiz
Citlalli Gabriela Arriaga Flores
Adriana Mizandi Vazquez Olivier
Nahomi Quetzaly Rosales Luna
Patocinia Olivares Solano
Bruno Castañeda Reyes
Andres Aguilar Zandate
Doña Sepelio

MAIN CREDITS

A film by PATRICK FILETI
Producer ANTONIO TONITZIN GOMEZ
Cinematography GALO OLIVARES Y ANDRES AROCHI
Colourist EDEL RAFFERTY
Original Soundtrack DANIEL MCCORMICK
Sound ABIGAIL SIE
“autochoral” Courtesy of BENOÎT PIOULARD
Music asst. IVAN. P MCCORMICK
Transport & Production asst. LUIS ASTORGA
1st AC GERMAN BETNCOURT
2nd AC ANTONIO VARELA
data manager JONATAN RUVALCABA MACIEL
gaffer LUCIO GUTIERREZ
Best Boy BALA
With the support of CINEBURO | SIMPLEMENTE | THE REFINERY
Executive Producer PATRICK FILETI

AWARDS

Best Short Documentary | Palm Springs International Film Festival 2019
Best Short Documentary | Shorts Mexico International Film Festival 2020
Best Short Documentary Finalist | Raindance Film Festival 2019
International Vision Award | Flickers Rhode Island Film Festival 2019
Best Short Documentary | Dumbo Film Festival 2019
Best Cinematography | Atlanta Docufest

OFFICIAL SELECTION

Mecal Pro Barcelona
Interfilm Berlin
Nashville International Film Festival
Aesthetica International Film Festival
Edmonton International Film Festival
Guanajuato International Film Festival
DC Shorts
Calgary International Film Festival
Crossing the Line Film Festival
DOC NYC
St Louis International Film Festival
Flickerfest International Film festival

BIOGRAPHY OF THE DIRECTOR

With a reputation built on powerful, emotionally charged content, Fileti’s storytelling is driven by a belief that images speak to the soul of the viewer. Fileti works primarily with non-actors to capture life as it is, carefully framed and distilled. His mission is to uncover the beauty in the everyday; to band the emotion and aesthetic around one simple core idea. He plays with the lines between documentary, fiction and experimental cinema to craft films that focus on concepts and feelings above all else. Fileti has created award-winning campaigns for brands such as Canon, Coca-Cola, Lexus, Porsche, Shell, World Wildlife Fund, among others. He has won illustrious international awards including Gold and a Grand Prix Cannes Lions, Clios, and One Show Pencils. His most recent film Inferno, an explosive documentary shot in Tultepec, Mexico, took home the Academy-accredited Best Short at the Palm Springs International Film Festival, as well as an exclusive premiere on Nowness.